Minutes of meeting held on Tuesday 26th October
In Tarves Schoolat
(Minute Secretary), 2 members of the public.
(Barthol Chapel Representative) for late arrival
Minutes of Previous Meeting
were proposed by Lindaand seconded by John, with all members in agreement.
Lights A letter has been received from DavidPresleyconfirming the hand over of the Christmas Lights to the
Site Officers from the Recycling Team had indicated to the CC and KeithNewtonalmost a year ago that funding was not available from
their budget for screen fencing around the site. Keithhas only now concluded that this is the case. This
project could, however, be eligible for funding from the Formartine top up grant.The TCC would need to apply and should get initial costing for the job to see whether full funding can
be achieved.Lindato investigate the collection of glass etc.
The owners confirmed that a Slater they had employed to secure the roof deemed the chimney cans to be a
danger and took them down and smashed them.
Lights Bobhas spoken to the lighting department and is awaiting a
Now parked outside the School House.
Stop/Lay-by Bobto speak to residents.Paulhas written and requested a meeting with the Bus Company
and Public Transport Unit.
There is a problem with the siting of one of the signs.This
is in hand and BillLennoxis dealing with it.
Group The subject of Renaming Rural Roads will be discussed at their next meeting.
of Conduct: Lindahas been in correspondence with the Association of Community Councils which has pointed out that the Draft Code of Conduct
does not address certain issues.
Area Meeting Discussion on sign posting for Tourist Attractions.A
number of new brown tourist signs can be seen in the area. The Heritage Group can seek funding with Formartine
Group Tourist Budget as there is money for Tourist Grants.
Police Matters (no police
Planning Application The Planning Service have written to the applicant for more information and so far
there has been no response. The TCC are awaiting further details also before they can make a response. The
response from B.C. Association has been received, indicating their concerns.
Bridge down from the school was damaged 7/8 weeks ago by a car accident.Council
workers put up barriers but no further action has been taken.Paulto follow this up.
housing figures now published on Councillors Web Site.
for Wards -Tarves will be placed in a 4 member ward, this to
include Tarves, Methlick, Udny, Oldmeldrum, Daviot etc making up the 4 members.Wardto be published in the Spring.
Orderly RaymondReidapologised for the mistake with the split of the Orderlys
hours.Will ensure the split for next year is correct.He agreed greater supervision was needed this year.
Paulsuggested that some form of recognition award could
possibly be introduced for members of the community for work they have done for the Community.The village is experiencing a decline in individuals helping in the community and it was raised as to
whether this would encourage more volunteers.It was felt by the
majority that the recognition was already there.
Park DerekDavidson, IanThompsonand IanRennieare working on plans. Ongoing.
Weather Court Responses need to be back to Paulto gauge level of usage.Leisure and Recreation are keen for the court to be more regularly used.There are issues of equipment storage
Area The fence for the play area is on the programme.
Project This is on the agenda for the next Committee Meeting on 16th November 2004.
Safety Meeting 27/10/04 Keithunable to attend this meeting.At the last meeting the following issues were discussed; Youth Justice and unsocial behaviour; Park and
Ride Roundabout at Peterhead cut back to improve visibility; Car skid training for 17 year olds; Practical
Water Safety advice for P7 pupils, this to be progressed by Karen Westlands, Community Schools; Lack of safety
clothing worn by motorcyclists; No Officers available at Turriff due to other duties.
Community CouncilForum Dickto attend.
Paths and Signs
Crossroads Sign Not Suitable for Long Vehicle has been chased.
Centre Re-surfacing of pavement outside Heritage Centre should be imminent.
outside the school Has a temporary surface on it until ground fully settles.
Dog Fouling signs needed, Johnto contact Dog Warden.
Tolquhon Road Problems with the drain. Bobto report to StuartMacfarlane.
Corner In progress.
Mackie Crescent Trees to be removed.Residents would prefer new trees to be planted.BillLennoxhandling this, awaiting a response.
Board In hand.
Lindato bring copy of response to smoking in public places to
Grant Dickhas already applied for this.The seating area next to the Old Police Station is a possibility for next years project.The Enhancement Grant can be applied for again in April.
of Hours Medical Services in Grampian and Consultation Process Lindahas received a reply, this listed comments made, the
majority of which were against the new system.The new system
stands.It was agreed that the TCC should register their
disappointment. - Lindato respond.
MarkMitchell, Dialogue Youth Worker He could not make this
meeting, Lindato contact with new dates.
Aberdeen Road Bridge Paulto follow up.Johnspoke to ColinMillerwho advised that only the Parapet was unsafe, should take
land gatherings to support.Should pursue funding route.
Plans have been received for the bakery to become 1 dwelling house.Plans
include removing part of the gable end to create a court yard with the new gable end being finished in glass.The plans also detail numerous velux windows along the line of the roof on the road side with the
existing bakery door to become a glazed porch.The bakery is the
first building in the Conservation Area.Paulwill be attending the Committee and needs to know how the TCC
feels with regard to these plans.The TCC felt that it could be
beneficial to distribute to Committee Members a copy of the 1980 Guidelines for the Conservation Area.It was also felt that past applications should be considered and consistency applied.It is obvious that a number of aspects of these plans do not comply with any of the relevant policies
for Conservation Areas, for example the introduction of modern materials and design.The TCC had been made aware of adverse comments from villagers regarding the glass gable end as this
would be very prominent on the approach to the village.It was
generally felt that the guidelines should be applied to both the front and rear of the property and concern
was expressed over the amount of glass being used on the rear elevation when viewed from Tolquhon/Mackie Avenue.A new stainless
steel heating flue is planned instead of using the existing chimney.There
were no concerns over access.It was agreed that a letter in
response from the TCC be sent outlining concerns and this be followed up with more specific concerns.
of Fochel, Barthol Chapel Steading Conversion No issues.
of Auchedly, Tarves Concern over application regarding large garden shed.This is a stone built construction with tiled roof.Lindaread out a letter of objection from an immediate neighbour.The TCC will write raising concerns regarding the size of the garden shed.Defer to sub-committee.
School site Barthol Chapel No drainage details have been supplied to date, Bobindicated that this was an important issue and these are
Inn- No application received yet.
Cottage, Haddo Lane Awaiting drainage details.Letters of objection from residents have been received.New
application has not yet been received.
Cottage, Oldmeldrum Proposed replacement house not within the curtilage of existing dwelling. FAC
recommendation for the outbuildings to be taken down. House must be within the existing curtilage.
Lights Tourism Awards passed to Linda, nomination is the Heritage Centre.
Local Outdoor Access Forum Introductory Public Meeting Both Johnand Dickattended this.6
candidates were elected to this as representatives including landowners, land users and individuals concerned
with environmental issues.Very informal meeting.Johnto attend on a regular basis.
Area Bus Forum Concern has been raised about the Methlick, Tarves, Aberdeen Bus Route.These have
included the state of the bus as well as whether it is running on time.In
addition it has been raised that the very early bus drivers do not have any way of contacting their base as
their buses are operating outside of office hours.This was felt
to have some safety issues.
correspondence delegated to Planning Sub Committee due to lack of time at this meeting.
ivy at Pringle Avenueis still to be trimmed.
Amenities Group have decided not to compete in Beautiful Scotland in Bloom however, will continue to do
issue over evening access to the Schools was raised.Lindahad contacted the schools as the TCC were locked out on
two occasions.She was assured that this would not happen again.Concern was expressed over access to Barthol Chapel School and whether there was a key holder living in
the village. Paulto query.
The Next Meeting will be
held on Tuesday 16th November
2004at in Tarves School.Community Councilmeetings are always
open to the public.